Not as good as the A-side, but it’s quality stuff and plenty of fun nonetheless, as well as a reminder that Motown in 1962 still hadn’t given up on the blues. (7)
This is barely-listenable garbage, a bad execution of a poorly thought-out idea which should never have been released. (1)
A generic, uptempo R&B rocker that again sounds as though it was written with the radio in mind, and which sounds at least five years out of date. Almost completely forgettable both as a song and a record.
A half-formed song idea which should really have ended up in the wastepaper basket.
Ultimately, though Debbie Dean gives it a real go, there’s just not enough happening on this record to hold the interest; it’s clean, safe and boring. (2)
Neither engaging or likeable, this is one of the most thoroughly forgettable of all Motown B-sides, making it especially ironic that it ended up being used three times. Poor. (2)
…Just that bit, right there. If they could have bottled that, if they could have made a whole song out of it, it would have been a classic. (5)
Oh good, more early Sixties novelty records! Actually, unlike the interminable A-side Custer’s Last Man, this one is alright to listen to, a “parody” (i.e. total rip-off) of the Olympics’ Hully Gully taken at double speed. (2)
Obviously, the record sold very poorly (obviously), though there was some modicum of success in the fact that those involved don’t appear to have been sued. Listen once, let it raise a faint smile or two, be bemused by the surprisingly downbeat ending, and then forget all about it. (1)